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I've got so many problems in my life, I thought that if I could come here and work through my grief, that it would get better.
My friends at Lory's Place help me feel happy again. I know life will never be the same, but I am learning how to make it better.
It means a lot to have a youth group at my school where I can express myself with others who are like me right now.
Not sure how I got here when I look back. I cannot put my finger on the precise time that I realized I feel just a little bit better.
  • Support Groups

    When someone you love is dying – or dies – grief often rolls in like a wave that washes over not only the adults in your family, but the children, too. These waves of grief keep coming long after others “think” they should stop. So the children and you may need a safe harbor where grief healing can occur at your pace.

    The regularly scheduled support group sessions at Lory’s Place are that safe harbor. Here children in preschool through high school, as well as adults, can work through their grief in age-appropriate peer groups .

  • Get Involved

    All the programs and services at Lory’s Place are free. This is possible because so many people believe in what we do. Some volunteer as trained facilitators for our support groups. Others serve on our advisory board and still others as our Crewthat helps with community-awareness and fund-raising activities. Many people are generous with their financial support. They give money and in-kind donations. Others sponsor a child. Many participate in our special events such as our Run, Walk, and Rock and Reflections Dinner and Auction. Let us know how you would like to get involved. We would love to have you join us.

  • School/Community Outreach

    In addition to coming to Lory's Place for grief support services, children can also attend support groups at area schools. During these regularly scheduled school sessions, children interact with peers who are also grieving after a family member or friend dies. Our professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers also assist teachers and students during times of crisis.

    Lory’s Place offers grief support and education programs for our communities, too. Please encourage your organization or business to call us during times of crisis or after the loss of a colleague

  • Adults

    Grief is not easy when you’re an adult. You may try to ignore it, but unaddressed grief can lead to physical and mental health problems. So come to Lory’s Place. Here you can share feelings, experiences and memories in a support group setting.

    Our professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers will guide you and offer hope as you anticipate a loved one’s death or are grieving after a family member or friend dies. We offer special support groups if you have a miscarriage or stillbirth or if someone you love dies from suicide. And there are community programs that come to your organization after the death of a colleague or during a crisis.

  • What is Lory's Place?

    Hospice at Home founded Lory's Place to fill an ongoing need in Southwestern Michigan, Northwest Indiana and beyond. We are a "Grief Healing and Education Center for Children and Families."

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  • Why we're here?

    Losing a loved one to death is not easy no matter what your age. Lory’s Place is here to provide life-affirming hope and guidance to children and adults during their time of grieving.

  • Who may come?

    Our grief support programs are provided for children ages 3 to 18 and their parents, guardians, grandparents, other close relatives and friends. We also offer programs for young adults.

  • What is the cost?

    All the programs and services at Lory’s Place are free. Many people in our community make this possible. Your help is always appreciated. Please donate or volunteer this year.

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15 year old Capadores participant

I had a fear when I went to my first group at Lory's Place that no one would be able to relate to me. After the first group, the fear was gone and I felt great because there were others who understood the things I was going through since my dad died.